Methane Emission from Wetland Rice Agriculture-Biogeochemistry and Environmental Controls in Projected Changing Environment

  • Saurav Saha
  • Dibyendu Chatterjee
  • Chinmaya Kumar Swain
  • Amaresh Kumar Nayak


Global atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) has remarkably increased from the periodic spontaneous increase in anthropogenic activities during the past few decades. The anaerobic wetland rice agriculture has considerable contribution in global GHG emission preferably as methane (CH4). The share is much elegant for developing countries like China and India. It is essentially important to understand the underlying pathways of methane emission from anaerobic rice agriculture, identifying the possible environmental controls on the emission mechanism. We discussed the possible ways for methane emission reduction and emphasized on the associated mitigation options, with large-scale on-farm adaptation of agricultural research generated tested technologies in rice agriculture.


Methane emission Rice Elevated CO2 Elevated air temperature Elevated ozone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurav Saha
    • 1
  • Dibyendu Chatterjee
    • 2
  • Chinmaya Kumar Swain
    • 2
  • Amaresh Kumar Nayak
    • 2
  1. 1.ICAR - Research Complex for NEH Region, Mizoram CentreKolasibIndia
  2. 2.ICAR - National Rice Research InstituteCuttackIndia

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